Through design, I want to make a difference – to fit around your life and what you need. Good design is a powerful way to improve the quality of life in your home and business. Our Access Consultants offer a unique blend of disability awareness, legal knowledge and specialist Interior Design ‘know-how’. We ensure our clients receive practical, cost-effective advice on how to meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 with focus on reasonable measures.
We all live in buildings: We work in buildings, we socialise and consume in buildings and if you’re reading this – you’re most probably inside a building right now. If you are, I want you to look around and consider, for a brief moment, what steps have been taken during its design and build to allow the structure to be accessible and usable by “as many people as possible.” Can you see examples, if any, where the idea of inclusive design has been utilised successfully? If not, I’m sure you can see areas of the building that could have been developed considerably better if it had. Can you also honestly say that if a friend or colleague had a life-changing incident, would they still be able to visit you?
As an Access Auditor, Jamie Hanlon will assess, what, if anything, you may need to do to ensure your building meets the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (which supersedes the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).
Disabled people of all ages are now protected by law and have the right to be free from discrimination. The Equality Act 2010 requires all businesses and service providers, large and small, to assess how they meet the needs of disabled customers. They are also obliged to make reasonable changes to enable them to provide a service to disabled people on an equal basis with other customers.